The Art Book: New Edition Phaidon Editors

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Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, the first edition of the The Art Book has been an outstanding success and has become a well-known landmark in the art book world.

Now published in over 20 different languages and in mini, midi, and hardback formats, The Art Book has received rave reviews from numerous newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists.

The Art Book New Edition presents 100 new artists, including for the first time Photographers and Performance Artists. Following the successful format of the original the new edition is an A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques.

Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work, accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on the image and its creator. Glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms are included, making this a valuable work of reference as well as a feast for the eyes.

By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multi-faceted culture. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 592 pp
  • Illustrations: 600 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714864679

Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors

"The perennial bestseller [...] is back... This classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller."—The Bookseller

"Still one of the best books on art, this is a superb gift for art lovers, as well as a useful introduction to those new to the study of art."—The Good Book Guide

"An anthology crackling with visual energy."—The Times

"Big, fun, well designed."—Wall Street Journal

"A great resource."—The Washingtonian

"Innovative."—Chicago Sun Times

"As a visual source book, its first class..."—Brisbane News

"Stunning."—CNN Online

"Iconic... You can't go wrong with this classic book."—My Modern Met

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